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    Attracting, Developing and Maintaining a Quality Workforce

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    1) According to Schermerhorn, the 3 major human resource management responsibilities are; attracting a quality workforce, developing a quality workforce, and maintaining a quality workforce.

    Research an organization that you are familiar with that is in need of a change.

    2) In a paper, address the following questions based on the organization you have selected and the major human resource management responsibilities:

    a) What it the organization you have selected and what is needed to be changed?

    b) Why does this change need to occur? What may be the consequences if this change does not occur?

    c) How should this organization attract, develop, and maintain the workforce required to bring about your proposed change?

    i) Choose at least one of the following in your discussion about attracting a quality workforce to support the change: human resource planning, recruitment, or selection.

    ii) Choose at least one of the following in your discussion about how to develop a quality workforce to support the change: employee orientation, training and development, or performance appraisal.

    iii) Choose at least one of the following in your discussion about how to maintain a quality workforce to support the change: career development, work-life balance, compensation and benefits, employee retention and turnover, or labor-management relations.

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    The company selected is The Harris County Hospital District (HCHD). HCHD is a non-profit healthcare system located in Houston, TX which serves low-income residents residing in Harris County.

    That change needed is in relation to its nursing retention rates. Because the hospital system the uninsured and under insured, its patient population is filled with patients who have a myriad of mental, emotional and socio-economic issues. As a result, the patient volume is overwhelming and many of its patients are violent or uncooperative.

    The nursing retention rates need to be addressed because without an adequate number of nurses on staff, patient care ...

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